50 percent on-trail / 50 percent off-trail
At 92 millimeters under the binding plate, the Lux is a true all mountain ripper. Testers found it “damp, solid, and dependable” in a wide variety of terrain and conditions. It instilled confidence in one, who said she felt “unstoppable all over the mountain.” Salomon credits its all-terrain rocker and “hook free taper” (narrow at tip and tail), plus a carbon and wood reinforced core (carbon makes it stiff, wood makes it forgiving). We simply found the ski flexible yet powerful, easy to put on edge in a variety of conditions, and trustworthy when ripping through crust.
Swami gripe: Favored medium-length turns.
Swami like: Damp and dependable; great for an advanced skier.